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Oct 26, 2012 7:00pm PDT
was looking down a bit. adley stevens felt it was not proper to run the ads. >> eisenhower won by a landslide. and then stevens was running in his own television ads. >> jennifer: those were the days. now i'm joined again by charlie pierce and karl frisch. karl i want to read you this about campaign tv ads. do you agree? >> yes. [ laughter ] >> i think anybody who has ever been a part of making television commercials can tell you that. and it's particularly true when budgets of money is being spent. let's say you are running for congress. it's great to have millions of dollars, and have millions of dollars spent on your behalf but at a certain point, all of the ads in the world can't get you elected. you can look at examples all over the country of wealthy people who have poured tens of millions of dollars in their own candidacy, and gone on to lose. >> jennifer: and charlie, 2 billion or whatever the number % is now that is being spent on these ads. they were saying in ohio there have been so many ads that have been run that you could watch straight 24 hou
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Oct 18, 2012 3:00am PDT
of ams am -- ambassador chris stevens here is how he wrapped up his resolve. >> obama: no act of terror will ever shake the resolve of this great nation. alter that character or eclipse the light of the values that we stand for. >> bill: right. so the idea that then these republicans -- i understand the romney campaign because you know, they were so embarrassed by this whole thing because mitt romney made a fool of himself. i understand but for the media to give it any credence whatsoever, for the media to report on it, as abc news and cbs did last night and i'm sorry -- i saw cbs and nbc. i don't know what abc did. they probably did the same thing they are irresponsible. totally, totally irresponsible. the fact that president obama did not say the words peter what happened yesterday in benghazi was an act of terror. i mean do you have to say those specific words in order to get credit for calling it an act of terror? no! come on! let's not parse every single word. we're not third graders. again, i understan
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Oct 18, 2012 5:00pm PDT
the poll numbers let's bring in anna greenberg and steven seigman, senior vice president of global strategy group as well as a professor at columbia university. thank you for joining us. anna since you're farther away, we'll start with you. as you heard me say to nancy the first stage of grief is denial. there is a tendency among many partisans and democrats to say ah, those numbers don't mean -- what's the current state of the gender gap? >> well, of course the numbers are true. if you look at the share of the vote that obama got in 2008 among women he's not getting that right now. he hasn't been getting it for most of the year. over the course of august and september, and early october he started rebuilding his strength among women primarily because of republican missteps starting with todd akin's comments going into the republican convention and then finally the 47% video. and i think you know, in some ways, the lead that was built primarily on qualifying romney, it wasn't a surprise when he presented himself as s
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Oct 15, 2012 5:00pm PDT
to make a campaign issue out of the attack in bengahzi, libya, that killed christopher stevens and three other americans. >> folks want to know two things. why wasn't the security there and why did the administration try so hard to create the wrong image as to what happened. >> eliot: south carolina republican senator said white house confusion reflected effort to hide the administration's failures in the middle east. >> when something goes bad, they deny, they deceive, they delay. the truth is we're not safer. al-qaeda is alive. >> the day after the attack called it an act of terror, and charged every with the responsibility to get to the bottom of what happened. >> eliot: ambassador chris stevens father said, the security matters are being adequately investigated it would be really abhor rent to turn this into a campaign issue. joining us sam seder and alexis mcgill johnson. thank you for joining, both of you. sam, let me begin with you. this is a shocking turn of events with the president maintaining a solid lead completely collapsed after one debate why? >> i don't know. i think part
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Oct 10, 2012 8:00pm PDT
killed four americans including ambassador chris stevens. after the attack, the administration claimed the attack was a protest over an offensive youtube video gone bad. >> this is an response to a hateful and offensive video that was widely disseminated throughout the arab and muslim world. >> eliot: almost immediately that story ban to crumble and it changed day by day and it was confirmed there was never any protest and the attack was pre-planned today press secretary jay carney defended earlier statements tying the attack to the video. >> when asked what happened we gave our assessments based on the information we had at the time. >> eliot: a notion reiterated by ambassador patrick kennedy testifying today before the house oversight committee. >> no one in the administration has claimed to know all the answers. we've always made clear we're giving the best information that we have at the time and that information has evolved. for example, if any administration official, including any career official were on television on sunday, september 16th, they would have said what amb
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Oct 12, 2012 7:00pm PDT
have rebels around there that were part of the group to overthrow gadhafi. ambassador stevens had eight people guarding him. >> jennifer: wow. that information needs to get out there. it sounds like yes there was an unravelling of the information a bit -- or at least a leaking slowly, but in the end he is accurate that he wasn't told; that there was a request for additional security. let's listen to a sound bite from congressman ryan from last night's debate. hang on. listen. >> what we are witnessing as we turn on our television screens these days is the absolute unravelling of the obama foreign policy. >> jennifer: what is he talking about? >> well, again, what you see because of the arab spring is there are a lot of changes going on in the middle east and somehow he gives the indication that if we had kept power -- he ignores the fact that basically he and obama did in libya. and again, you can't blame the president of the united states for what is happening in -- in syria. so somehow or another they are trying to take this one incident, where a group th
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Oct 1, 2012 6:00am PDT
-hum convention or the leaked video or stewart stevens or the improving economy or media bias or distorted polls or the message or mormonism it's mitt. >> ann romney. >> stephanie: that's a really good guess but no. [ ding ding ] it is the politico piece. in the end it's mitt. >> he's really not ready. [ ♪ "jeopardy" theme ♪ ] >> stephanie: with republicans everywhere wondering what happened to the campaign, people offer a simple explanation. it is candidate himself. politico has talked to dozens of republicans about this topic many raising massive amount of money to support it. few would talk to discuss their candidate appraisals of romney. you have to know the room and he doesn't know the room. republican who donated to romney and wants him to win. he's missing the normal guy gene. that's evident. look at his painful references as athletics as sport or his call for referees to return to the nfl playing fields. it is not how factory workers in ohio talk. who said that? >> ann romney. >> stephanie: another good guess
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Oct 11, 2012 10:00pm PDT
stevens and three other brave americans were killed in benghazi. the state department has now made clear there were no protesters there. it was a preplanned assault. wasn't there a massive intelligence failure? >> biden: it was. it was a tragedy martha. chris stevens was one of our best. we lost three other brave americans. i can make two commitments to you and all of the american people tonight. one, we will find and bring to justice the men who did this. and secondly we will get to the bottom of it and wherever the facts lead us we will make clear to the american public. when you are looking pat -- at a president, martha you should look at his most important contribution. and take a look at how he has handled the issues of the day. on iraq the president has said he would end the war. governor romney said that was a tragic mistake. we should have left 30,000 troops there. with regard to afghanistan, he said he will end the war in 2014. governor romney said we should not set a date number one, and number two with regard to 2014 it depends. when it came to osama
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Oct 8, 2012 8:00pm PDT
. and then the campaign ad reminded voters of the hapless response that in the attacks that killed chris stevens. >> romney's response showed a lack of presidential character and republican experts said romney's remarks were the worst possible reaction to what happened. if this is how he handles the world now think of what mitt romney might do as president. >> eliot: for more on mitt romney's assault on foreign policy record and focus in the middle east i'm joined by james traub who writes regular column "terms of engagement" for foreign policy.com and jon soltz, an iraq war veteran and co-founder and chairman of vote vets.org . is there anything tangible to bitebite into. >> it is adder. the bellicose language is the classic bellicose language, democrats are soft. democrats are weak. democrats are not resolute. but in this speech they've gotten closer to president obama than they were before. in the case of iran, which is iwhich has always been romney's big issue, he didn't say we should be prepared to bomb iran. no. he said, because he's trying to show that he's moderate now we should be prepa
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Oct 19, 2012 5:00pm PDT
on september 11th that killed four americans including ambassador chris stevens. president obama was requested about who was to blame for the attack on the jon stewart on "the daily show" with jon stewart. >> obama: every piece of information that we get as we got it we laid it out for the american people. >> i would say even you would say it was not the optimal response at least to the american people as far as us all of us being on the same page. >> obama: here's what i'm going to say as far as four americans getting killed, it's not optimal, and we'll fix it. >> all of it. >> obama: all of it. >> eliot: john mccain is it not like either response on the fox news this morning. >> the optimal line was regrettable and makes me feel sad. for him to say that every piece of information they got they laid out to the american people was one of the most disengenius statements i her heard. >> eliot: reporting within 24 hours of the attack that there was evidence it was carried out by militants and not an mob-angered anti-muslim video. it's unclear who had access to that information in the days that fo
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Oct 2, 2012 7:00pm PDT
have actually been the series of face-offs between illinois incumbent democratic senator steven douglas and his opponent republican abraham lincoln. let's take a look at a scene from the film abe lincoln in illinois which dramatizes their famous match-up. >> it is the old issue of human rights versus property rights. it is the eternal struggle between two principles. the one common right of humanity. the other the divine right of kings. it is the same spirit which says you toil and work and earn bread and i'll eat it. >> jennifer: how fantastic that would be to have language like that tomorrow night. debates, those debates dramatize there help to catapult a little known abe lincoln into national politics. coming to us tonight from houston to discuss the debates ahead of tomorrow's verbal bout between president obama and governor romney is douglas brinkley. douglas is a presidential historian. rice university professor and author of the new book "cronkite." welcome back inside "the war room." >> thanks, gove
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Oct 17, 2012 3:00am PDT
was still underway, when we did not know where chris stevens was ambassador chris stevens and certainly did not know he'd been killed and romney was already accusing the president of making a partisan political attack against the president for being responsible for this attack. president obama i thought one of the strongest moments last night, two first he took full responsibility. >> yes. >> bill: this idea that he's trying to throw hillary under the bus, he said i'm the commander-in-chief, the buck stops here. >> right. >> bill: then he turned to mitt and said the idea that you accused me, here. >> the suggestion that anybody on my team, whether the secretary of state our u.n. ambassador, anybody on my team would play politics or mislead when we've lost four of our own governor is offensive. that's not what we do. >> it is offensive it's deeply offensive. he called it exactly like it is. just think back to the 9/11 attack of 2001. also an intelligence failure also where the president ignored signs, but we weren't prepared for that. what was his response to the democratic party the? you sa
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Oct 24, 2012 6:00am PDT
-muslim film. ambassador chris stevens and three other americans were killed in the assault. neither the white house nor the state department has reacted to the release of the e-mails just yet. and we are hearing now the obama campaign is giving the des moines register the okay to report the contents of its conversation with the president in an editorial board meeting yesterday. initially, the white house had insisted that the president's remarks would be off the record. editor rick green posted his reaction online saying the voters deserve to hear what the president had to say. he insisted that the restrictive parameters of the interview would not impact the paper's ultimate endorsement which is out on saturday. but green emphasized what the president said would have played well with the base and undecided voters and those voters deserve to hear what he had to say. it seems like now we will. we'll be back after the break. parker posey. she's the star of "a mighty wind" and no, that's now what comes out of rush limbaugh. only on cu
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Oct 23, 2012 5:00pm PDT
chris stevens was killed then fumbling the opportunity in the second debate. he just let benghazi go. the second thing was not what he did in the debate. what they did in the 24 hours prior to the debate. on sunday, you saw typical republican talking points that said we don't want to negotiate with iran. lindsey graham, an adult on the issues said don't take the bait, mr. president. in the lead-up to the debate, the romney camp made clear we're prepared under the right circumstances to negotiate with iran. so that took some headlines we might have expected from last year's debate. last night's debate off the table. >> eliot: i suppose the one area still ripe for debate would be the budget as it relates to the defense department where mitt romney is sticking to his guns literally on the $2 trillion additional he wants to spend beyond what the president had proposed. that becomes a bureaucratic issue that i have a hard time seeing people getting emotionally involved in that over the next two weeks. >> it is a real c
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Oct 23, 2012 9:00pm PDT
. and as steven ratner who is head of the auto task force, he said in an op-ed not one would be lender not one had the slightest interest in financing those companies on any terms. and without financing the auto companies, their suppliers and everyone reliant upon that entire industry would have shut down and that means a million jobs. i think you know how i feel about president obama stepping in to finance the bailout the lender of last resort and save the auto industry and those million jobs. mitt romney knows about bankruptcy. lord knows he's taken enough companies through it. he knows that you need a substantial lender to keep a business going while it restructures. he knows this. but he continues to lie about it. and to me, that is exhibit a b and c of why he cannot, must not be our next president! his lack of integrity his outright deception has to disqualify him from occupying the office. he's going to do anything and say anything to win. for the sake of the nation, people quick, get me to an early voting s
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Oct 30, 2012 9:00pm PDT
and president of crossroads gps is? it is not karl rove. it is a guy named steven long. you know what he used to do? he was a chief lobbyist for the chamber of commerce. guess what the chamber of commerce wanted to lobby for? the stimulus bill. he begged for it! he said please, please! give us more stimulus. in fact, the u.s. chamber of commerce calls on the senate to approve without delay h. r. 1 the american recovery and reinvestment act of 2009. that is the guy running those ads against tim kaine who earlier said without delay we must have the stimulus money. and yet with a straight face, he turns around and runs the the ads against democrats. why? because they're professional liars. that's what they do for a living. get a load of what's happening in california. prop 32. it sounds like oh, my god we've these corporations taking this money and we've got to stop the corporations taking payroll from their employees using it for political purposes. >> if you have a telephoto lens, maybe you would see deals cut in shadow
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Oct 11, 2012 6:00pm PDT
to begin with libya. one month ago tonight on the anniversary of 9/11 ambassador chris stevens and three other brave americans were killed in benghazi. the state department has now made clear there were no protesters there. it was a preplanned assault. wasn't there a massive intelligence failure? >> biden: it was. it was a tragedy martha. chris stevens was one of our best. we lost three other brave americans. i can make two commitments to you and all of the american people tonight. one, we will find and bring to justice the men who did this. and secondly we will get to the bottom of it and wherever the facts lead us, we will make clear to the american public. when you are looking pat -- at a president, martha you should look at his most important contribution. and take a look at how he has handled the issues of the day. on iraq the president has said he would end the war. governor romney said that was a tragic mistake. we should have left 30,000 troops there. with regard to afghanistan, he said he will end the war in 2014. governor romney said we should not set a dat
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Oct 15, 2012 6:00am PDT
the president and now ambassador stevens' father has rebuked mitt romney. the father of the ambassador killed in the attack said his son's attack shouldn't be politicized in the campaign. it would be an more he want to make -- abhorrent to make it into a campaign issue. politicians should await the findings of a formal investigation before making accusations. the security matters are being adequately investigated. it has to be objectively examined. that's where it belongs. it does not belong in the campaign arena. thank you. [ applause ] something technically clinton said yesterday. [ applause ] >> stephanie: all right. kevin in d.c. you're on "the stephanie miller show." hello, kevin. >> good morning lovely stephanie. >> is your aunt listening today kevin? >> caller: you would have to bring that up. so let me give a quick preamble. cover your ears, auntie. stephanie, i have one slight complaint about your last debate prep. that show you did. >> stephanie: yes. >> caller: now, you know one of the fondest
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Oct 8, 2012 3:00am PDT
primary. [ laughter ] >> you got it. >> caller: we were there with steven colbert and herman cain. >> that's right. >> bill: larry is in rochester, new york. we're talking about pbs, what do you say, larry? >> caller: i think the whole thing is ridiculous. my grandchildren watch pbs and big bird. and i had some new neighbors move in, and when they first moved in they could talk no english, they watch sesame street all the time and their english has now become excellent. you can understand them with no problem. >> bill: you can say that about millions and millions of american kids, not just immigrants, right in they learn their numbers, letters, learn concepts, right? and it's -- it's fun to watch, but it's an educational program. right? >> caller: yeah, the mother's english is very poor, even she is learning from the kids by watching pbs. >> bill: there you go. i think the bottom line is, larry that is this just something that mitt romney is not interested in. he never met a tax cut he didn't like, and never met a piece of military hardware that the didn't
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Oct 9, 2012 6:00am PDT
's time to invent the foon. [♪ "world news tonight" theme ♪] >> stephanie: steven tyler is calling the whole nicki thing -- >> nicki minaj. >> stephanie: he said she threatened to shoot her. >> right. >> stephanie: they upped the feud -- >> their big mistake is they are making it all about the judges. >> stephanie: i hate you two, although i never threatened to shoot for you ratings. >> although. [♪ "world news tonight" theme ♪] >> stephanie: anderson cooper and star jones. anderson cooper blasted star jones when she said his gay announcement was an attempt to boost ratings. >> you should announce you are anderson cooper. >> stephanie: he said -- i have got to say this is good gay catty. he said i haven't thought about star jones in a while. i was unaware she was on tv. i seem to recall star hocking her wedding every single day to get free products when she was on "the view." so for her to suddenly emerge out of the shadows, i couldn't believe it. he invited star on the show to discuss it but she turned him down. [ fighting cats ] >> stephanie: wow. [♪ "wo
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Oct 2, 2012 3:00am PDT
is going to go all out and double down on exploiting the tragic death of ambassador stevens to make the president look terrible at foreign policy despite his successful record of it. do you think that's a game changer for mitt romney? can he use this tragedy to try to make the president an object of scorn? >> well, first of all the tricky thing there is that there is a debate that's on foreign policy. the last of the three debates they'll have. so he has two debates in between now and then that are going to be mostly focused on the economy and their domestic issues. that being said, there is a potential it would seem to make some hay out of the administration's changing story or at least incomplete story that they have given along the way about what happened in benghazi, whether it was a terrorist attack, whether it was something that could have been prevented. is it something that was bumbled at some point either in the -- the ways that it could have been stopped or what was going on afterwards. those are things that ther
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Oct 15, 2012 3:00am PDT
knew that chris stevens had been killed, mitt romney was out there attacking president obama on this issue making a political attack against the president on this issue so that is disgusting. it is despicable. i even think it is close to if not in fact, treason. second point is they say that boy, there was a recommendation by a state department official that we keep the marine guards on duty and not let this extra contingent of marines leave libya. that happens to be true and mama rein contingent was protecting in tripoli not benghazi. even if and maybe they should have even if the state department had agreed to leave those extra marines there, they would not have been in benghazi. the man who made the charge admitted in testimony on the hill last week that even if they had built a great big wall around that embassy in benghazi, it would not have helped, it would not have prevented this kind of attack and those marines would not have been there, they would have been in tripoli. this idea that they ignored a plea to keep some more people on the scene is just simply dead wrong.
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Oct 16, 2012 6:00am PDT
. and then my favorite thing, you say later the dancing master meaning david gregory stat down with steven colbert, and lot played like a piano. what has happened to american journalism? you are what happened to american journalism. charlie you there? >> we lost charlie. >> he went through a tunnel. >> so he can't talk about me anymore. >> stephanie: he can't talk about tom brokaw or -- >> travis see if we can get him back. >> stephanie: but he is taking about the senate raise. elizabeth warren's rise remains steady. senator mcdreamy has developed a technique to guild his own lilly. charlie says brown referred to as having served in afghanistan as the "boston globe" points out, he was there for two weeks of national guard duty. really it was more like a visit. [ wah wah ] >> stephanie: he was in the very rear of the guard apparently. there he is again. >> i was insufficiently unaware of the gap. >> stephanie: oh, okay. i was reading your point on senator mcdreamy and the building of his lilly. >> yeah, he keeps saying -- you know this kind of weird stuff, or grandizing s
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Oct 17, 2012 6:00am PDT
the navy seals mother and christopher stevens' father has asked you stop politicizing this. we asked you before you knew what was happening stop politicizing this. i know the president in a town hall can only be so -- but the other thing at the end i felt like mitt romney teed him up. he didn't want to close on a negative. mitt romney closed talking about his record in massachusetts. i wish the president had said yeah well, 47th in job creation and how come i'm ahead 30 points in massachusetts if you did such a -- that whole bipartisan load of crap. he had 800 vetoes that got overturned. there was nothing bipartisan going on in massachusetts. anyway. so this is my little -- you know -- >> dan on twitter. dan on twitter says breaking news -- >> stephanie: oh yes. [ ♪ "world news tonight" ♪ ] >> the united nations has been convened over libya bombing mitt romney's face. >> stephanie: ooh yikes. >> somebody didn't get any last night. >> stephanie: stop it! >> that's what she told mitt. stop it. >> ann: st
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Oct 19, 2012 3:00am PDT
. >> bill: seen steven colbert said it was a statement about benghazi, the morning after benghazi. we knew what he was talking about. that appearance of the president was called so that he could put out, you know, he could speak to what had happened the day before. there was no doubt about it. that's why we were there. i watched the secret service pull the vans up after that little statement he went back in the oval office with the secretary of state and they were leaving to go to the state department so he could address the state department employees the same day. to say that he was talking about oklahoma city, or september 11, 2001 is just ridiculous. >> why do you think the administration has said different things on this? was it that one part of the government wasn't talking to another, putting susan rice out on the sunday show? >> bill: fog of war. as has been reported, people on the ground in libya at the embassy told reporters who shoulder up that they were there because of anger over this video. >> yes that was reported in the new york times. >> bill: and intelligence, the original
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Oct 19, 2012 6:00am PDT
word. >> oh, classy. >> stephanie: i see. >> it was a comedy bit he did with steven crowder at some conservative -- >> stephanie: oh, that's the right-wing comedian we had -- >> i'm doing something with a weird voice and then bending over in a weird posture, and it is sunmy. not really. [ screeching ] >> stephanie: this is the day that made fox news explode. ben stein is sometimes reasonable, and they don't understand that at fox news. >> stephanie: and it comes out of nowhere too. >> i hate to say this on fox, but i don't think there's any way we can cut spending enough to make a meaningful difference. we're going to have to raise taxes on very very rich people. and then slowly slowly slowly move it down, 250 a year. that's not a rich person. >> and right after that he was taken back and shot. >> stephanie: all right. megan kelly fox news. >> declaring something an about of terror does not mean it's a about of terror. it's not the same. and it seems -- hold on -- it seems like the white house narrative is now going to be that the president was meaning to and
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Oct 22, 2012 6:00am PDT
decency. when you have chris stevens' father and the navy seals' mother saying stop it, please stop politicizing our loved ones' death. will he try to make more hay out of this? >> you know what? hewe will see. i think the american people will see through it. when i see examples like my colleague in washington, darrell issa letting go of material that can endanger the preme trying to help -- the people trying to help us in benghazi just because he's trying to make a political debate before the election and the debate, it gives me concern about mitt romney and his colleagues, whether they're putting america before politics. it seems as though for them, everything is just about politics and not about the safety of americans. and those allies of people trying to help us. >> stephanie: representative what about that. as you just said, beyond disgusting not just that it can put people in danger. what if it ruins our ability to actually find the people who did this and bring them to justice? doesn't that border on treason?
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Oct 25, 2012 6:00am PDT
. >> stephanie: exactly. let's finish up right-wing world. steven moore on fox news. >> we have this free enterprise system. it guarantees that everyone has the opportunity to get rich. and i think my motivation for writing the book is i'm really worried with what we're doing with the free enterprise system. we have kind of abandoned that, and jenna model, that is the europe model. >> it is not because of that. >> what a moron. >> stephanie: i don't -- how can you write an entire book on a premise that is so incorrect. our corporate tax rates are at an all-time low. >> sitting on mounds of cash. >> stephanie: the stock market has doubled where it was when obama took office. >> socialist. >> protecting the environment and -- >> taxing rich people that's not heard of. that's socialism. >> stephanie: who wants some right-wing comedy from dennis miller? >> i thought it was a great debate. i thought romney oring straighted a three-act arc there. i would remind everybody, all four debates the dem has more time than the republican, i am saying, though, this all four debate
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Oct 4, 2012 6:00am PDT
. no that was definitely not covered last night. >> that was the plot of "the dead zone" a steven king novel. >> stephanie: i don't think he was going to get to are you prorapture. >> mr., are you going to cause world ward iii? and if so how? and can i get a ticket to kolob. >> stephanie: right back on the "stephanie miller show." >> announcer: it's the "stephanie miller show." ♪ (vo) john fugelsang sees what happens. >> you know, blaming this economy on barack obama is kinda like blaming your hangover on the guy making breakfast. i like mitt romney but i'm sorry. they guy has flipped more than a crack house mattress. this campaign has become so toxic, beverly hills housewives are now injecting it into their foreheads. (vo) so current gave him a weekly show. >> i love romney's debate style, but i tell you, if i could be that stiff for 90 minutes, i'd ... (vo) we probably won't regret it. (vo) she gets the comedians laughing and the thinkers thinking. >>ok, so there's wiggle room in the ten commandments, that's what you're saying. (vo) she's joy behar. >>current will let me say
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